The Anthropological Museum is an interesting place to visit as it showcases various artifacts that provide insight into the lifestyle and cultures of the adivasis (tribal people).

The colorful headgear, footwear, ornaments, and musical instruments are amazing to see, but the dresses, paintings, wood carvings, weapons, masks, artwork, and sculptures are also awe-inspiring.

Established in 1972, the museum is approximately 4 km from the city center.

It was created to preserve the rich tribal culture of the state and to provide visitors with an understanding of the lives of various tribals living in the state, with its ethnographic collections.

The museum is in the office of the Anthropological Survey of India, in Dharampura.

Anthropological Museum

The museum is located just 4 km away from Jagdalpur’s downtown area. It can be accessed by road through private or public vehicles, such as rickshaws and cabs. The city has good road accessibility and also has a railway station that connects to all major cities. The nearest airport is located in Visakhapatnam.


The museum has garnered significant interest from tourists and historians across the country. The artifacts preserved within it serve as a medium to showcase the rich lifestyle and culture of the Bastar tribes. The museum has also raised awareness among people, helping them to understand the importance of their past and the evolution of their lifestyle. Therefore, visiting this place will provide an extraordinary experience.

Time Required for Anthropological Museum

 2 hours

Location of Anthropological Museum

Other major tourist destinations in the city of Jagdalpur include The Bastar Palace, The Chitradhara Waterfall, and The Dalpat Sagar Lake.

These places are close to the museum and can be visited with ease while visiting it.

Opening Hours

The museum is open for visitors from 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM and 2:00 PM to 5:30 PM.

The best time to visit

The city observes a pleasant and cold climate all the time of the year. But the best time to visit the museum is during the months, of October to February. There is minimum precipitation during this time and the climate ranges from 12 degrees Celsius to 30 degrees Celsius. From June to September, the rainfall is very high and hence touring becomes difficult.



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